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THRILLING ADVENTURE IN A PENN SYLVANIA LOGGING CAMP. Engineer Fennel Finds Himself Shut Up In an Engine Room with an Overworked Boiler and Two liig Rattlesnakes His Rapid Action Saves His Life. News of a thrilling adventure had by- Patrick L. Fennel, who recently left his home, in Montgomery, 20 miles east of Williamsport, Pa., to work in Susque hanna county, has been received. Fen nel, who is an engineer, went up into the lumber woods of Susquehanna coun ty to run an engine in a sawmill. When he arrived ii: camp, he found that the sawmill had been in disuse about ten years. Among the machinery left in the old mill were a boiler and stationary engine. They were in bad shape, but Fennel got them ready for business. The other day Fennel fired up to test the boiler and engine, and then went away to another part of the mill. He was delayed some, and returned to find the boiler was generating steam with startling rapidity. He rushed into the boiler house, the door closing after him witli a bang. The door fastened on the outside with a hasp and drop hook, and the jar caused the hook to di-op into the staple, making Fennel a prisoner. Al though tested to only 100 pounds, the steam gauge showed that the boiler had already generated 110 pounds, and - the quivering hand on the steam gauge wa3 mounting higher and higher. That the boiler was liable to explode at any mo ment Fennel well knew. He glanced at the safety valve and was startled to see that it had become fastened in some manner and refused to work. He was about to climb up to loosen the refractory safety gauge when his eyes beheld a sight from which he drew back. Around the safety valve, just where he was about to grasp it with his hand, was coiled a big rattlesnake, while two other reptiles of the same species lay on the floor of the boiler house. They had evidently been drawn from their hiding places in the wall or floor of the old boiler house by the heat. The quivering hand of the steam gauge told Fennel only too plainly that the pressure on the boiler was becom ing terrific. But he could not pass the serpents and reach the boiler, neither could he get out of the door. The only means of exit was a small window, and to reach this he would have to pass the snakes. Near by stood an iron bar used in clearing out the fire, and grasping this he crushed the head of the serpent nearest him. The other snake coiled about his leg and struck viciously, fas tening its fangs into his rubber boot. A blow with the bar crushed the snake on the safety gauge, and then came a strug gle to remove the one around his leg. Pressing dov.n the bar the snake coiled around it for a second, leaving two folds around his leg. Quick as a flash he snapped the snake in two, and then, with the iron bar, knocked off the safe ty valve.—New’ York Herald. A WOLF CURE. Alarming Scheme Proposed to Rid Wyo ming of Ravenous Beasts. Wyoming ranchmen for a long time have been trying to devise schemes for exterminating the wolves which destroy thousands of young cattle yearly. Boun ties on scalps w y ere found to be too slow. Emil Stritz has finally arranged a plan of inoculation that he says will soon destroy all the w’olves in the west. He has a poison which, when introduced into the blood of a wolf, produces hy drophobia within ten days. He has cap tured a number in traps and has experi mented with them. He has released a number of them, and wolves showing signs of hydro phobia have been seen in various places. The inventor is working to have the Stockmen’s association contract with him for the extermination of all the wolves in the state. The only obstacle to the agreement is the young man’s inability to give the stockmen assurance that the wolves will not in turn bite the stock and spread the disease all over the range, with the most disastrous results. —Chicago Rec ord. Bradley Martins to Entertain Royalty. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Martin will now T attain the highest of their social ambitions. They may have suffered criticism from the pulpit and were made to feel a trine uncomfortable over the cost of that expensive ball, but w’hat matters this criticism now? This ball has opened a way for greater social conquests, and the Bradley Mar tips will soon be heard from in England, when the Prince and Princess of Wales are expected to visit them at their Scot tish estates. The Bradley Martins will sail for the scene of their new conquests on March 11.—New York Evening Journal. Aboriginal Caves In Kentucky. Two caves of a size to make them im portant were found in Kentucky last week. One is in the Chaplain river bot toms, a few miles southwest of Law reuceburg, and the other on the old Ellis place, near Milldale. The first con tains many stone relics, and some dis tance from the entrance has a nicely fin ished room of ordinary dimensions. It is walled with stone that has been dressed, and the floor is composed of solid rock. The work is doubtless that of the prehistoric mound builders. The Ellis farm cave also has a huge room and, it is said, has an iron door at the en trance. —Cincinnati Commercial Trib une. Dollar In a Potato. Thomas McNamara of Lexington, Ky., while assorting potatoes the other afternoon, found a peculiar looking tu ber, which he laid aside. After he was through work he cut the potato open and found safely embedded within a sil ver dollar with the date “1885” en , graved thereon. A A REMARK AISLE RUN. GREAT SPEED OF A TRAIN FOR A LONG DISTANCE. Wonderful If Not Unprecedented Time From Chicago by a Train Hired by a Father to Reach a Dying Son—Up Grade 1 Mile In 300 at 57 Miles an Hour. Now’s came from Denver the other day of a remarkable railroad run made by a special train which arrived at Den ver on Monday morning from Chicago and made a record w’hich appears never to have been equaled for such a distance. The train had been hired by H. J. Mahan, a broker, who was trying to reach the bedside of his 21-year-old son, who lay dying at Denver. Death won the race, for Mr. Mahan’s son expired just about the time his train entered the borders of Colorado, and four hours before he arrived at Denver. The train traveled over the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy road to Pacific Junction, and from there over the Bur lington and Missouri road to Denver. Everything along the road was cleared for its passage. The total run is figured to be 1,020 miles, according to the rail roads’ owm tables, and the distance was run from station to station in 18 hours and 52 minutes. This is a little more than an average of 64 miles an hour for the. w’hole trip. This is not only the fastest run on record for such a distance, hut it also appears to have been one of the very few such trips ever made with a private train, if not the only one. To realize what such a flying trip means it might be well to compare the run with some of the long railroad runs that are looked upon as record makers. The New York Central and Hudson River railroad claimed to hold the rec ord until recently with the trial trip made from New York to Buffalo on Sept. 14, 1801. The train consisted of an engine and two Wagner palace cars and a Central private ear, and weighed altogether about 460,000 pounds. The ruii from New York to Albany, 143 miles, was made without a stop in 140 minutes, that of 148 miles from Albany to Syracuse in 146 minutes, and that from Syracuse to East Buffalo, 146 miles, in 147 minutes 34 seconds. Including the stops, the whole time of the trip w’as 489)4 minutes, and the distance was 436)4 miles, or a trifle less than 60 miles an hour. Since then this •road made anew record, on Sept. 11, 1895, when, with a train weighing 861,000 pounds, the same run was made in 6 hours, 51 minutes and 56 seconds at an average speed of 63.54 miles an hour. The Lake Shore and Michigan South ern railroad claims to have beaten this on Oct. 24, 1895, with a special run from Chicago to Buffalo, a distance of 510.1 miles, with a train weighing 304,- 500 pounds. The trip was divided into five stages, and the first, of 87.4 miles, was made at the rate of 61.38 miles an hour; the second, of 133.4 miles, at the rate of 64.24 miles an hour; the third, of 107.8 miles, at 60.96 miles an hour; the fourth, of 95.5 miles, at 66.99 miles an hour, and the fifth, of 86 miles, at an average rate of 72.91 miles an hour. The total distance was covered in 8 hours, 1 minute and 7 seconds, actual time from station to station, which gave an average speed, including stops, of 63.61 miles an hour. Remarkable as these results were, it would not be fair to compare them with a run of twice the distance of the longest of them, for as distances increase the difficulties of making high speed also increase. Grades, adverse winds, bad pieces of track and all the other ele ments which work against high contin ued speeds multiply usually in a sort of geometrical progression to make diffi culties. To give some idea of t his, the greatest runs which the New York Central and Hudson River railroad has recorded for trips across the continent will offer a fair basis of comparison. The fastest of these was one with the China and Japan mails from Vancouver to New York by way of tli Canadian Pacific, the Rome, Watertown and Og densburg and the New York Central and Hudson river roads. The distance traveled was 3,212 miles, and the time was 3 days 12 hours and 42 minutes, or an average speed of 37.9 miles an hour. The reason that private trains are sel dom sent out at high speeds will be ob vious if one considers the conditions that would be required to run them. In the first place, every train on the road that would be likely to be in their way must be side tracked, and in addition to these the dozens or perhaps hundreds of freight and yard trains, which usually work along the lines by simply keeping clear of the times of scheduled trains, would all have to be run by special or ders to keep them out of the way of a fast special. The loss of time thus occasioned to train crews would amount to a large sum, and this would have to bo added to the railroad man’s usual estimate of about 75 cents a mile for the actual cost of running such • a train. It is doubtful if railroads would care to run such trains even at double that price, which would make such a run as Mr. Mahan’s cost $1,500 or more. The most remarkable part of his run was in the last 300 miles, during which the grade goes up with a rise which finally, at Denver, is a full mile above the starting point. The speed made up this grade is said to have averaged nearly 57 miles an tour. —New York Sun. Easy to Fill. An Englishman with more money than education recently sent the follow ing order to a bookseller: “I have 60 feet of shelving. I want 10 feet of poetry, 10 feet of history, 10 feet of' science, 10 feet of religion, the same of novels, and fill up the rest with any kind Df books. ” THE TIMES: BRUNSWICK, GA., MARCH 7, 1896. TOWERS OF SILENCE. HOWTHE FOLLOWERS OFZOROASTER BURY THEIR DEAD. Said to Be One Cause of the Spread of the Bubonic Plague In Bombay—The Bead Are Placed In the Open and Cateu by Vultures. The bubonic plague, which now is ravaging India and has gone as far on the way to Europe as the island of Kam aran, in the Red sea, is attributed by medical men to a number of diverse causes. In a consideration of possible causes and certain propagators of the pest the famous towers of silence, which might more exactly he named towers of death, should not fail to receive atten tion. These towers, of which there are 115 scattered throughout India, serve devo tees of the Parsee cult in place of bury ing grounds. This body of religionists, one of the most curious and at the same time one of the most civilized in India, is given to the worship of fire in all its forms. At Bombay, where their colony numbers 47,458 persons, and which, it is to be noted, has suffered more than any other Indian city from the pesti lence, the Parsees have buiit seven of these tow’ers, one after the other, for the inhumation, so to speak, of their core ligionists. These seven towers, or dak mas, are grouped at the summit of Mal abar hill, which overlooks the sea at some miles’ distance from Bombay. Contrary to what one might suppose, Malabar hill is a delightful suburb, well built up with beautiful cottages, the dwellers in which seem to live in no fear of the hideous dakmas near by. In point of construction these towers are enormouß masses of masonry, built to last for centuries. The material is black granite, heavily whitewashed. Their height is altogether out of pro portion to their diameter. The highest of them is 90 feet in diameter and 35 feet high. A stone parapet 14 feet high surrounds the platform on which the bodies are first laid. Thus all that passes within is invisible from without, but the tower is open to sun and rain. In the center of the platform is a well, 15 feet in depth and 45 feet in diameter, into which are cast the bones of the de vout after the vultures have stripped them. From the bottom of this bone well, down through the masonry of the platform, run four canals at right an gles, each pair to the other. Each of these ends in a pit filled with charcoal, the intention being thus to purify the teachings from the bone well. The plat form above is divided into 72 compart ments or open burial cases, disposed along radiuses of the tower circle. These lie in three concentric circular rows, separated by stone gutters, which lead to the canals and wells below. It may be observed that the number 3 is sym bolic of the 8 precepts of Zoroaster, and the number 72 of the 72 chapters of the Yasne, one of tho sections of the Zend- Avesta. The outer circular row of stone biers serves for the men of the Parsee faith. To the row next smaller are con signed the bodies of the women, while the inner row is for the bodies of the children. The bearers of bodies to the interior of the towers of silence take many pre cautions to avoid spreading contagion without. After depositing the body on its slab they bathe and change ever}’ shred of clothing before issuing from the tower, and the Parsees stoutly deny that their funeral customs arc in any wise responsible for the spreading of contagion. “Our prophet Zoroaster, ” they say, “who lived more than 3,000 years ago, has taught us to consider the elements as,the symbols of divinity. Earth, wa ter and fire ought never to be polluted under any circumstances by contact with putrefaction. Naked we came into the world; naked we go out. It is needful that the particles of our bodies be de composed as rapidly as possible, that our mother, the earth, may not be de filed. God sends the vultures, and surely they accomplish their work more rapid ly than do millions of insects in the case of burial. From the sanitary point of view no system can be better than ours.”—Monde Illustre. WORLD’S BESTTHIN ARMOR. Remarkable Plates at Indian Head Tliat Shot Could Not Crack. The navy department is securing a constant improvement in the quality of its armor plate. A test made at Indian Head the other day demonstrated that it now possesses the best thin armor at least in the whole world. A four inch plate representing some of the side armor of the battleship Kearsarge, that was well up on the bows, was fired at with a five inch gun. Not long ago a shot was calculated as able completely to pene trate an armor plate of 1)4 times as thick as its caliber. In other words, a five inch shot would penetrate a plate 7)4 inches thick. This four inch plate, however, not only kept the shot out, but it smashed it up, and the only mark left on the plate was slight dishing in the center, not more than half an inch deep. This passed the plate. Then another shot was taken at it to ascertain the power re quired to perforate the plate. This was accomplished only by giving the shot the high velocity of 1,98.5 feet per sec ond, and even then the plate was not cracked.—Washington Post. Oliio Mammoth Cave. A large cave in the vicinity of Flat Rock, 0., was partially explored for the first time a few days ago. The explor ing party found that the cave is divided into many chambers, the largest being at least 1,000 feet long and 100 feet wide. In another stalactites of crystal clear ness were discovered. Each chamber was lower than the former one, and after going 3,000 feet progress was blocked by a stream of water about 50 fw't in width, which is as cold as ice. With limited supplies the party was un able to explore farther. i MONTHLY SUFFERING. 'J'housands of women are i troubled at | monthly inter- \V4BB vals with pains in the head, b a c k, breasts, shoulders,sides hips and limbs. But they need These pains are symptoms of dangerous derangements that can be corrected. The men strual function should operate painlessly. ta&dß makes menstruation painless, and regular. It puts the deli cate menstrual organs in condi tion to do their work properly. And that stops all this pain. W’hy will any woman suffer mouth after month when Wine j of Cardui will relieve her? It I costs fi.oo at the drug store. I Why don’t you get a bottle to-day? For advice, in cases requiring special directions, address, giv- I ing symptoms, “The Ladies’ Advisory Department,” The Chattanooga Medicine Cos., j Chattanooga, Tenn. •• Mrs. ROZENA LEWIS. of Oenavllle, Texas says: “ I was troubled at monthly Aervals with terrible pains in my head „nd back, I but have been entirely relieved by Wine 1 of Cardui.” WHAT MEN SHALL WEAR. Committee Appointed by Merchant Tailors to Secure Uniformity of Style. Five members of the Merchant Tai lors’ National Exchange, which con vened recently at Cleveland, will have more to say about the way American gentlemen will dress than all the tailors in America combined. These five are Frank Schwab of Chicago, Jules C. Weiss of New York, B. R. Merwin of New York, Robert Stewart of Philadelphia and William E. Jones of Philadelphia. They constitute the special committee whose duty it shall be to report upon the fashions of the coming year. This committee has prepared a book of fashions. It will be placed in the hands of members of the exchange ex clusively, and its suggestions will be followed by members of the exchange as far as it is possible to do so. Mem bers of the exchange have decided to make the styles of New York and San Francisco as nearly alike as possible. In this connection Thomas O. Denny of The Herald of Fashion of New York stated that the American was the'best and most fashionably dressed person in the world. “You will find American fashion plates in every European capital, ” he said. ‘ ‘They may be found in Tokyo, Yokohama and in remote quarters of the globe. We no longer go abroad for our styles, but the foreigner comes to Amer ca for his style of dress. The Prince of Wales is no longer a leader of style, and if he follows the English fashions he is following an American style. In Eng land the fashionable shoulder is called the American shoulder. Styles are not made by tailors, but by the people. Tai lors take their patterns from well dressed men. They cut clothes 'according to a man’s build, his walk, his complexion, and thus they establish styles, and others follow. ” BROKE HIS OWN RULE. Speaker Reed Smokes a Cigar In the Cap itol Corridors. Some days ago notices were put up in the house wing of the capitol prohibit ing smoking in the corridors, the public offices, statuary hall and the elevators. Employees of the house were specially prohibited from smoking. The door keepers and the capitol police were in structed to rigidly enforce the order. The members of the house, of course, do not pay the slightest attention to the regulations, and some of the police say that inasmuch as the order is not signed by any one they do not believe they could rightly arrest a man or boy should he insist on smoking. “I happened to be standing at the end of one long corridor the other day,” said a policeman, “and suddenly I saw a large body turn into that same corri dor and come my way. I thought there was a chance to call a man down for violating the orders. Ho came rocking along, had an unusually big cigar in his mouth, and you would have thought it was a tugboat from the clouds puffed out. I was about to yell, ‘Smoking is not allowed in this building,’ when to my great astonishment I discovered it was Speaker Ret and himself. I felt like telling him he was breaking the rules, but on second thought concluded he was too big and mighty for n e to joke with, so I did not even pretend 1 saw him. ” New York Sun. What Hitlers I urn. li< discussing the incomes that profes sionals get, C. M. Murphy says that leading racing men call readily earn from $5,000 to sn,ooo a year, including salaries and prizes. The average salary paid ranges from SI,BOO to $2,000 for the season of six-months, while in some cases a crackerjuck will receive as high as $3,000 or $3,500. The salaries paid to professionals are less than when class B racing was in existence. Another re duction iu the rider’s receipts is due to the fact that, while in years past they would receive $2,000 a season for using a certain make of wheel, from S3O to $35 per week from tho firm and a salary from saddle makers, manufacturers now sign men to ride wheels us equip ped.—New York Sun. The Wise Grocer says: “Oh, yes; there are baking powders that I could buy for 2£c less on the case than good luck, but I always in tend to give my customers the best there is on the market regardless of profit.” llie “Pemy-wlse id Pound fMtonmw • = “Here’s something just as good as the good luck.” It is not true. He bought the something else for a little less than GOOD LUCK His customers decline his substitute and go where they can get GOOD LUCK For’tbe s ike of 25 cents he loses dollars. Other manufacturers have reduced the price of their powder to merchants. They have also reduced the size of their cans. 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